Frederick John Dealtry Lugard (1858-1945), Baron Lugard, was born on 22 January 1858 at Fort St George, Madras. He attended Rossall School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and was commissioned in the Norfolk Regiment in 1878. He served in the Afghan War, 1879-1880, Sudan, 1885, and Burma, 1886-1887. In 1889 he joined the British East Africa Company, and the following year he was sent to Uganda, where he secured a treaty with the Kabaka of Buganda. Lugard returned to England in 1892, and in 1894 he helped to persuade the British government to establish a protectorate in Uganda. He was made British Commissioner in the Nigerian hinterland in 1897, where he established the West African Frontier Force, and was High Commissioner in Northern Nigeria, 1900-1906. Lugard was the Governor of Hong Kong, 1907-1912, and played a key role in the founding of Hong Kong University in 1911. He returned to Africa in 1912 as Governor of North and South Nigeria, and was Governor-General of the united Nigeria, 1914-1919. Lugard was a member of the Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations, 1922-1936, and of the Colonial Advisory Committee on Education, 1923-1936. He was created baron in 1928. He died on 11 April 1945 at Abinger Common, Surrey.
Leopold Marquard (1897-1974) worked for the Army education services and published works on South Africa.
John Merle Davis (1875-1960), sociologist, was Research Director of the International Missionary Council.
A letter from John Merle Davis of the International Missionary Council, 28 March 1933, sending Lugard a copy of Leo Marquard's 'The problem of government', part 4 of 'Modern industry and the African', and four pages of Lugard's comments on this work, including page references.
Presented by Major Edward Lugard.
The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes other material relating to Lord Lugard, RCMS 113/3, 113/17, 150/8/3 and 181. Images of Lord Lugard can be found in the R.C.S. Photograph Collection.
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 126. Indexed